Alana escaped her hometown of Fresno, California at the age of 20 after selling all of her possessions and buying a purple minivan to live out of. She toured across the country for six years slinging pizza at music festivals until one summer she broke both of her ankles. After some self-reflection and a few beers, she decided that she needed a change of pace. So once again, Alana sold all of her worldly processions and made a rash decision to move to China to teach English. Six months later, she was back in the United States searching for her next adventure until finally she stumbled across USA Hostels, San Francisco and felt right at home. You can find Alana around the hostel laughing at something that’s not that funny or making a four-course meal from the food she finds in hostel’s free food box.